One Swallow Does Not Make A Summer

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How can one live well in the world? What does it mean to be happy? In this selection, Aristotle probes the nature of happiness and virtue in a quest to divine an ethical value system. Exploring ideas of community, responsibility, courage, friendship, agency, reasoning, desire and pleasure, these are some of the most profound and lasting ancient writings on the self to have influenced Western thought.

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‘One swallow does not make a summer; neither does one day. Similarly neither can one day, or a brief space of time, make a man blessed and happy’

What does it mean to be a good person? Ranging over eternal questions of right and wrong, pleasure and self-control, friendship and courage, Aristotle’s lectures on ethics are among the most lasting and profound philosophical works of all time.

One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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Weight 0.08 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.7 cm
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Paperback

Pages

144

Language

English

Edition
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171.3 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

One Swallow Does Not Make A Summer

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